Education

Chicago Housing Authority joins partners to celebrate opening of Independence Apts

10.10.19

From the Chicago Defender:

Chicago Housing Authority officials today joined Evergreen Real Estate Group, the City of Chicago Department of Housing and the community to celebrate the opening of Independence Apartments, a mixed-income apartment building that brings affordable housing for seniors to the Northwest Side.

At Meeting with Seattle Digital Literacy and Education Leaders, Senator Murray Learns from Local Success, Outlines Plan to Bridge Digital Divide (Seattle Housing Authority)

9.26.19

From The Monroe Monitor:

Today at the Seattle Housing Authority, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Senate education committee, sat down with local officials, community advocates, and digital education leaders to learn more about how Seattle has successfully expanded access to digital skills and literacy education—as well as best practices and lessons from their experiences—as she discussed her latest plans to promote digital inclusion in Washington State and across the country.

Jersey City honors longtime Marion Gardens resident by naming community center after her (Jersey City Housing Authority)

9.26.19

From the Hudson County View:

Betty Morris had two very big families: one was her immediate family, with 16 children, as well as her family-at-large – the residents of the Marion Gardens Housing Complex.

Back in 1974, when the family was under threat, she took action by heading down to Washington D.C. to fight for the necessary funding to keep the complex alive.

“My mother was a selfless person,” said Lori Walker, the youngest of Morris’ 16 children.

Minneapolis program aims to address student housing insecurity (Minneapolis Public Housing Authority & Tacoma Housing Authority)

9.12.19

From Education Dive:

The Stable Homes Stable Schools initiative — launched in May to help Minneapolis Public Schools students and their families pay rent and maintain consistent housing while also offering wraparound services — already has 125 families with 396 children enrolled in the program and hopes to attract more than 600 students, the Minnesota Daily reported.

‘The West Seattle Elementary difference’ starts new year with Be There Rally (Seattle Housing Authority)

9.12.19

From West Seattle Blog:

For the fourth consecutive year, West Seattle Elementary students got a first-day-of-school welcome like no other: The “Be There Rally.” 2016 was the first time community members were invited to greet and inspire the students. The event has continued growing in size and reputation, and this year drew more citywide dignitaries than ever. More on them later. First – WSE principal Pamela McCowan-Conyers got to tell the crowd all about her school.

New preschool in San Bernardino’s Arrowhead Grove community is for the whole family (Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino)

9.12.19

From the San Bernardino Sun:

The rectangular room is immaculate, with something to explore at every turn.

Between the gray walls are areas to read, color, play, write and listen. Rugs for napping and bean bags for lounging rest on the hardwood floors.

Not a book nor crayon is out of place on a recent weekday – it’s the calm before the storm.

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